Impactful products, minimal fuss, for the trendy conscious, beauty insider delves into the suit cases of an up and coming north east band, along with finding out what waterproof cosmetics are available to keep you smouldering in the heat!

Flavour’s beauty editor Lea James talks to 4 piece indie rock band the Flytes who are making the most of their fame since appearing in the finals of Orange Unsigned. Made up of Burns (singer), Olly (drums), Jonny (bass), Dave (guitar) they are currently busy working on an album and have just recorded a new EP which will be available on MySpace. The group are embarking on a spring/summer tour in the US but what will be their essential grooming items packed in their suitcase? Here we find out.

Jonny: Head and Shoulders shampoo, Bed Head manipulator, Wake up face wash No.7, Hugo Boss Aftershave

Burns: L’Oreal Vive shampoo, Dax Wax, Lynx, CK1 aftershave

Dave: Pantene shampoo, no wax, Lynx shower gel 212 aftershave

Olly: L’Oreal Vive shampoo, L’Oreal gel, leather soap, David Beckham aftershave

5 holiday hot picks for him

1.Hair trend revival, Brylcreem easy styler in a gel-wax formula, apply a small amount of product and build up layers rather than over load this will help to keep hair from weighing down in hot climates. £319

2. Clinique Happy For Men Body and Hair Wash

Lightly scented wash to leave you energised

£ 16.63

3.Clinique Post shave healer a soothing aloe based lotion to sooth dryness and irritation £14.68

4. Clarins anti perspirant deo stick is an alcohol-free, anti-perspirant it won’t dry out and irritate the under arms in the heat £11.74

5. Soltan sun protection stick SPF 25 compact to help protect chapped lips and sensitive areas £3.49

Words by Lea James



  1. I like many of these products, there are some great “hot picks” that I agree with. One of my favorite products is L’Oreal Vive shampoo. I love this because it is inexpensive but makes my hair feel so good, it’s great shampoo!

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